Derbhle Crotty

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The Cherry Orchard: Derbhle Crotty in Druid’s production of Tom Murphy’s adaptation. Photograph: Robbie Jack

THE CHERRY ORCHARD Black Box Theatre, Galway ★★★☆☆ Tom Murphy’s adaption of The Cherry Orchard has everything that a decent Irish play should have: d(...)

Derbhle Crotty and Garry Hynes before rehearsal for The Cherry Orchard, a Druid production

Power comes in many forms. There is physical power, inherited power, seized power. There is the extraordinary and frequently unexpected power of stron(...)

Theatre for One: Eileen Walsh in Bait, by Louise Lowe. Photograph: Jed Niezgoda/venividi.ie

THEATRE FOR ONE Outside Cork Opera House ★★★★★ Annie Ryan of Corn Exchange once described her Car Show, which played to no more than three passengers(...)

 Irish playwrights Emmet Kirwan, Marina Carr, Enda Walsh and Stacey Gregg promote  Theatre For One, which is running as part of the Cork Midsummer Festival. Photograph: Clare Keogh

It’s dim, dressingroom lights surround the frame, and the aesthetic is theatrical red velvet. I’m alone in the single seat, hands on armrests. A scree(...)

“Deep concern and dissatisfaction”: the Abbey Theatre’s directors, Graham McLaren and Neil Murray. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More than 300 actors, directors, designers, agents and playwrights have complained to the Minister for Culture about the Abbey Theatre’s recently adop(...)

The Mai: Derbhle Crotty is both tough and tender in what was Marina Carr’s first full-length play

THE MAI Civic Theatre, Tallaght ★ ★ ★ Marina Carr’s first full-length play is perhaps her most conventional. Carr’s work frequently blurs the boundar(...)

Herald Angel winners: Rory Nolan, Garrett Lombard, Marty Rea and Aaron Monaghan in Druid’s production of Waiting for Godot. Photograph: Matthew Thompson

Irish productions have won awards and excellent reviews at the month-long Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which have j(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his friend Tom Murphy about whom Mr Higgins spoke affectionately. Photograph: The Irish Times

Playwright Tom Murphy was a “great vulnerable courageous being” and a “genius that we have lost”, President Michael D Higgins has said. Addressing a (...)

Cathy Belton and Aisling O’Sullivan. Photograph: Patrick Redmond

People are puzzling in Mark O’Rowe’s new play for Landmark Productions, a conversation piece that begins, appropriately, with a subtle linguistic tric(...)

Look back in Anger opens at the Gate on February 1st

Look Back in Anger Gate Theatre, Dublin. Previews Feb 1-6 Opens Feb 7-Mar 24 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm) gatetheatre.ie So what happens when the world tur(...)

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